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About time-off requests

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a time-off request?

A time-off request is how employees formally request future paid time off (PTO) or unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

How can I handle time-off requests?

You’ve got several options when it comes to PTO and vacation requests. Businesses typically require written time-off requests and approve them on a first-come, first-served basis.  If an employee wants to take a longer-term leave, a more formal request, like a leave of absence letter, might be required.

I don’t have HR—how can I manage time-off requests?

If you lack HR, use Homebase’s time and attendance tracking app to manage time-off requests, availability, approvals, and prevent issues like tardiness, time theft and buddy punching.

Where can I find a time-off request template?

Simply by using the Homebase app, employees can sign into their account on the app and select “request time off.”  From there they can select to request either the whole day or a specific amount of time.

Once they hit save, the request is instantly sent to their manager, who can instantly approve or deny the request.

Am I allowed to deny time off?

Yes, time off can be denied for reasons like overlapping requests.  Shift trades are also an option for those whose time off requests are denied.

If there are overlapping requests, the time off generally goes to the person who requested time off sooner. Shift trades are also an option for people whose time off requests were denied, and those can be coordinated by staff in the Homebase app.